Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (71)

It’s official – I’m like a junkie when it comes to books and my new place to score a hit is The Book Depository. Seriously, I could have worse addictions, but I really need to avoid TBD for a while. I also need to avoid any and all used books stores, though this week I did pretty well at not over indulging too much on my shopping day (which was really a day where my co-worker and I went into the city for cosmetics training. We just went a little early and made the used book circuit)!
So, for used books – and I’m only sharing highlights – I snagged;

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
This is a replacement copy. My friend’s insane cousin stole my original copy and I’ve never gotten it back from the... witch. That was years ago so I caved and bought a new one. If memory serves I liked this much better than Twilight.
Silver Eyes by Nicole Luiken
FINALLY! I’ve been looking for this novel for the better part of a decade (no lie). I literally screamed in the store when I found this beauty!

A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court by Marianne Mancusi
After featuring this in last week’s TTT I got myself another copy! Yay! This was a fun sexy-times adult read.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I’ve heard mixed reviews and I have wanted to make my own decision about this book for a while – I just didn’t want to pay full price. Now I can read it!

Last week I caved while at work and bought the last copy of;

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
It was the last copy and I got 30% off with my employee discount. No way was I letting this book slip through my fingers at that much of a deal!

I received in the mail from TBD;

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
I’ve heard so many great things about this novel and now I’m going to read it and find out for myself. Plus, the cover is rather pretty!
I also downloaded some free e-books from TBD. They have a lot of L.M. Montgomery’s work so I added several of her books to my e-reader!

Finally, I downloaded some galleys from both Simon and Schusters Galley Grab and NetGalley. So from there I got;

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook
I’ve read this one already. It gave me nightmares – but only in the best way possible. It was great!
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
Mermaids? Yes please. I can’t wait to read this one!

The Pledge by Kimberly Dertling
I’m reading this one right now and it’s fantastic. It too has invaded my dreams and I can’t wait to finish it.
Dearly, Departed by Lisa Habel
I’ve heard good things so far and I can’t wait to find out.
Legacy by Molly Cochran
I haven’t heard too much about this one but I added it to my Goodreads To Read list a while ago. Long before I was able to get the galley.

So this is what I got in my mailbox this week! My plan for the next week is to not buy anything – even online. The week after... well, I’ll be in London and that city has the best used book stores!! But seriously, after that I’m on a hardcore book ban until Christmas.
Leave me a line and let me know what you got in your mailbox this week! And as always, for more IMM info and to share in the fun visit The Story Siren!


Anonymous said...

This week you got..
hahah! I hope you enjoy them!

LoveOfBooks said...

Nice! <3 Dearly, Departed. I seriously need to read Paranormalcy

Karen C said...

That's a fabulous haul! Congrats on eventually finding that book - Silver Eyes. You must have felt like you hit the jackpot!

Dazzling Mage said...

Omg, A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court ! I looove the title! And awesome books this week!

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

Stolen was interesting. Kinda freaky if you think of it. I enjoyed it ok. I look forward to your review on it.

Cackleberry Homestead said...

Lots of great books. I remember reading A Connecticut Fashionista when it came out and loving it, just a fun read. I haven't read Paranormalcy yet, but I really want to, all the buzz about it is so good! Enjoy your reads and good luck with the book buying ban.

Here is my IMM.

Sarah said...

Great haul I love The Host
Here's mine